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Ebook Details
  • 08/2016
  • 9781508043423
  • 460 pages
  • $3.99
Paperback Details
  • 08/2016
  • 978-1537415369
  • 460 pages
  • $15.42
The Gentleman from Virginia

Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

General Washington is fully engaged in eluding the British Army’s attempts to grasp the Colonies’ military strategy. Little known to him is something terrible that transpired out on the Atlantic—an event that could change the incoming tides of war. Will Washington follow his instincts or succumb to the traps laid by his adversaries? Will he listen to his trusted scouts from the frontier, or his Generals, who lay in wait to depose him? With military failures and the looming fight for Philadelphia comes hope. Not from the victory in the North by Gates and Arnold, but from a young man, Joshua Taylor, who has defied an Empire. Joshua's actions have consequences; now defiant, he wrestles with his own actions and loyalty. Meanwhile, General Howe has zeroed in on Philadelphia, meaning to crush the brewing rebellion. A plot to destroy the Congress looms. Follow Washington and his most trusted in their fight as they strive to keep the glorious Cause alive.
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4.0 out of 5 starsPleasantly Surprised!

By Brian C. Ebert on August 23, 2016

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Not a fan of historical fiction, but this book actually was interesting.
Pros: Main and secondary plots weave in and out of actual historical occurances quite cleanly. Characters actually sound and act like people in the 1770s, not modern people in period costumes. Characters are also not as one dimensional as expected from any sort of historical novel, there is some depth to everyone. Care is taken to remove the shine placed on this piece of history by most schools, it was an unpleasant and divisive thing, almost an English civil war, and it shows. Capper is the actual letters from Washington included in the book. Used to add a very authentic feel to the man and his times, without being overbearing or kludgy. Actual pieces of history!
Cons: English words and speaking patterns from 200+ years ago can be difficult for the modern reader to adjust to, it took me several chapters to no longer notice the archaic phrasing.

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 08/2016
  • 9781508043423
  • 460 pages
  • $3.99
Paperback Details
  • 08/2016
  • 978-1537415369
  • 460 pages
  • $15.42

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